Trade Problems With US Fades China's Hope Of US Support On Doklam Issue

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| July 22 , 2017 , 09:38 IST

China may have to give up hope that they will get any support from the US on the Doklam issue.

The trade talks ended up in a deadlock as both countries failed to reach an agreement on the trade issue.

The two sides did not call the usual joint press briefing or issue a joint statement of their action plan after the meeting. They also did not provide any explanation for the moves, which ruled out any progress at the talks, according to the media reports.

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A joint press conference that was to be held by officials of the two countries was abruptly cancelled.

"The press conference was cancelled because there was nothing to say. Nothing has been achieved in specific terms," Sourabh Gupta, a senior specialist at the Institute of China America Studies in Washington told media. "The US came down very hard on China and I think China balked," he said.

US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross said that China's $347 trade deficit with his country was not the result of natural market forces but the absence of "fair, equitable and reciprocal" relationship between the two countries.

"We must create more balance in our trade by increasing exports of made-in-America goods to China," Ross said adding, "There are significant opportunities to do this if we can work together to remove the significant barriers that continue to exist".